Jennifer Whitley is the 2014 Southwest Regional Teacher of the Year.
Monroe’s finance director and former interim manager Greg Demko was named the new manager of the City of High Point.
Waxhaw’s Town Hall will be soon relocated to 1150 Broome Street until a more permanent location can be found.
Small Business Saturday will soon be here and many local businesses and organizations are encouraging people to support local small businesses that day.
Cuthbertson High and Weddington are roughly three miles apart, and the two Union County schools will play each other again next Friday in the 3AA state semifinal round. Cuthbertson dominated Statesville 42-0 while Weddington held on for a 28-23 road win over Asheville. Read details about both games inside. Also, Franklin knocked Monroe out with a 17-14 win in the 2AA bracket.
Piedmont's wrestling program has been the strongest in Union County for a half-dozen years, and has back most of last year's team that went 28-7 in dual-team competition. The Panthers, who start just one senior, open the season Wednesday against the team that put them out of the postseason last year, and will also take on the five-time defending 4A state champions.
Star combo guard Stephanie Watts made it official on Wednesday, signing a Letter of Intent with the UNC Tar Heels. Watts accepted North Carolina's scholarship offer as a sophomore.
Marvin Ridge left-handed pitcher Max Wotell signed a National Letter of Intent with the Arizona Wildcats on Wednesday. See a list of other Union County athletes who signed.
After receiving multiple reports of dead, dying or sick deer in seven Piedmont counties, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced this week that the outbreak of hemorrhagic disease (HD) in white-tailed deer appears to be tapering off with the onset of cooler weather.
Wadesboro’s Ansonia Theatre opens its 2014-15 season on Nov. 7 with one of the most beloved shows of all time. “Steel Magnolias,” set in Truvy’s Beauty Shop in Chinquapin, Louisiana, is a classic tale centered around a group of gossipy southern ladies and the bonds that hold them together. The show runs for two weekends, November 7-9 and 14-16.
Since Adam and Eve we have longed for the perfect apple
Jax is a sweet, loving Husky mix, whose Carolina blue eyes would melt the hearts of most Tarheels.
Cute puppies and fluffy kittens abound at the Union County Animal Shelter this week!
I believe in Kay Hagan
Stand up for Second Amendment
Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis
Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier
Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger
Is redistricting really necessary? — Collin Love
Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward
There is no risk of a constitutional convention
Take nothing at face value … investigate
Finally scared enough to vote?
Check the batteries in your smoke detector
Transparency vs. paranoia
When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina. I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.